- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham ripped CNN’s interview of Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel, saying the media’s fascination with the trial witness is indicative of “white guilt.”

The radio host took to Twitter Monday night, calling the interview “bizarre” and “sad.”

“‘N’ word must end w/ an ‘a’ to be non-racist, Rachel Jeantel just said. @CNN,” Ms. Ingraham said. “Calling someone ‘authentic’ or ‘fascinating’ when he/she speaks ignorantly & uses foul language is abhorrent. #exploitation #whiteguilt.”

Ingraham continued on her radio show Tuesday morning with guest Donald Trump, saying America needs an education system that teaches young people about “entrepreneurship and basic principles of American life and our culture and how to speak correctly,” Politico reported.

“Stop indulging people who can’t communicate and calling them authentic when in fact they’re just ignorant,” she added. “That’s the problem. We have white guilt going on out there. And they’re, ‘Oh Rachel Jeantel, she’s so authentic.’ What? It’s embarrassing.”

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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